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District 1 school board member Rhonda Thurman will challenge Republican primary winner Randy Fairbanks for Fred Skillern's seat on the Hamilton County Commission.

It's been 60 years since the gavel came down and "separate but equal" took its last breath, since the U.S. Supreme Court said black children and white children wouldn't learn in separate schools and travel on separate buses and learn from separate teachers.

The echoes of the 1925 Scopes Trial can't go unnoticed.

It's not just black and white anymore.

It started as a fight over how we were created.

Alabama attorney Fred Gray's resume is full of civil rights history.

The school lunchroom isn’t your typical supply-and-demand marketplace.

Tuesday marked the end of an era for Hamilton County politics.

Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern's loss for reelection in the Republican primary in District 1 to Randy Fairbanks was among the key races locally today.

Sabrena Turner handily captured the District 7 Republican primary for the Hamilton County Commission.

Incumbent Fred Skillern has lost his bid for reelection.

Incumbent Tim Boyd is leading the Republican primary for the District 8 seat on the Hamilton County Election Commission.

Sabrena Turner is leading the Republican primary for the District 7 seat of the Hamilton County Commission.

Randy Fairbanks is winning a tight race for the District 1 Hamilton County Commission seat.

With 19 of 130 precincts reporting, incumbent Greg Beck is leading the race for Hamilton County Commission's District 5 seat.

In the Hamilton County Commission District 8 Republican primary, Curtis Adams is leading with 226 votes over incumbent Tim Boyd's 214 votes. Brent Lambert has 107 votes.

Minutes after the polls closed today, elections for various county commission races are starting to shape up.

Minutes after the polls closed Tuesday, the elections for various county commission races are starting to shape up.

Minutes after the polls closed Tuesday, the elections for various county commission races are starting to shape up.

Minutes after the polls closed Tuesday, the elections for various county commission races are starting to shape up.

The Hamilton County Education Association has released its list of endorsements for Hamilton County school board and county commission races. County primary voting will be held Tuesday.

You learn to ignore the rusty rails that snake through the heart of Chattanooga, a city at once defined and confined by its choo-choo heritage.

DAYTON, Tenn. — There were no picket lines. No bullhorns. No public rally.

Normal Park Museum Magnet School and its principal, Jill Levine, have racked up honors for years -- JFK School of Distinction, Magnet School of Excellence Award, Magnet School Principal of the Year.

Protesters far outnumbered members of a neo-Nazi group in the vicinity of the Hamilton County Courthouse today as about two dozen Nazis showed up for a rally to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Move over Choo Choo, Chattanooga could soon have a new railroad — and this one won't just be the stuff of legends and Big Band music.

The Carisches are giving it all up. The high-ranking elementary school. The SUV, the pickup. The five-bedroom house in North Chattanooga. Their friends, their plans for the foreseeable future.

After filing a lawsuit on Friday, Hamilton County School officials have countered a city offer to make reparations for years of unpaid liquor taxes.

After filing a lawsuit on Friday, Hamilton County School officials have countered a city offer to make reparations for years of unpaid liquor taxes.

When Stephen Livesay looks at Bryan College, he sees a Christ-centered campus on the move, "solid" in almost every way.

With talks stalled and a potential change in state law threatening the mounting tab owed to the Hamilton County school system over past-due liquor taxes, school officials filed a lawsuit against Chattanooga on Friday as a safeguard.

DAYTON, Tenn. — If we want to solve our country's problems, we should look to each other, not to the nation's capital.

The Hamilton County school board has filed a lawsuit in Chancery Court seeking nearly $12 million in past due liquor taxes from the city of Chattanooga, school board Chairman Mike Evatt said.

KNOXVILLE -- Two of Tennessee's favorite religions will collide next fall — faith and football — as the Tennessee Volunteers take on Utah State in a Sunday football game for the first time in a decade.

NASHVILLE — School districts that own their own school buses may get some relief as a new bill approved by the Tennessee General Assembly will allow school buses to stay on the road longer.

Think of it like the “The Magic School Bus,” just with less magic and more science.

Complaints from parents. Repeated reprimands. Meetings with HR. Written and oral warnings.

Three local teachers were honored Friday as the 2014 Hamilton County Teachers of the Year.

Bryan College could shed up to a quarter of its full-time faculty by fall if nobody blinks.

Red Bank High School has been inundated with criticism since news hit that a teacher was forced to resign for taking a student to see a doctor.

In Josh Yother's classroom, students can spend more than 40 minutes on a single math problem.

Parents at Ganns Middle Valley Elementary, Sale Creek Middle-High, Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts and others have been lobbying for years for new or expanded schools.

Hamilton County commissioners unanimously approved Mayor Jim Coppinger's proposal to fund four school construction or addition projects.

For $50 million, county officials say taxpayers can afford to fix issues at five zoned neighborhood schools, or replace one magnet school.

A Hamilton County Schools lawsuit demanding nearly $12 million from the city of Chattanooga in unpaid liquor taxes won't be filed just yet, as the two sides have agreed to meet over the dispute.

When Mayor Andy Berke took office last spring, his administration stopped making payments on a legally required tax to the county school system that the previous administration had started to pay.

To bring the technology infrastructure of Hamilton County Schools up to speed, school officials say they must spend millions more annually to hire new teachers, administrators and technicians.

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